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14 February 2014 08:19 PM

Catalan President urges employers “to work together” on the economic recovery and self-determination process

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, has called on employers “to work together” on 3 objectives: lifting the economy, ensuring social cohesion through Welfare State public policies and driving forward the political...

Barcelona and L'Hospitalet judicial campus, which hosts many courts (by R. Paggano)

14 February 2014 03:33 PM

Judges say that Catalonia’s self-determination fits within the Spanish Constitution

33 Catalan judges have signed a manifesto supporting Catalonia’s right to self-determination. The judges emphasise that such a right fits into the current constitutional framework and is in line with international law....

The Generalitat Palace, the historical headquarters of the Catalan Government (by Generalitat)

13 February 2014 10:01 PM

“The Catalan Government is older than the Spanish Constitution”, Mas replies to García-Margallo

The Catalan Executive, chaired by Artur Mas, has published a 50-page memorandum in reply to the report issued by the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, in late December against Catalan independence....

Basf plant in Tarragona (by ACN)

13 February 2014 07:44 PM

BASF distance themselves from the German employers’ manifesto against independence

The German multinational BASF distanced themselves from the manifesto issued on Tuesday by 60 German businesspeople, including BASF CEO in Spain, against Catalan independence. BASF stated that they “will is to continue...

Artur Mas, on Wednesday in the Catalan Parliament (by A. Moldes)

12 February 2014 07:45 PM

Self-determination process is not affecting Catalonia’s economy, states Catalan President

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, was responding to the recent concerns raised by the President of Spain’s main employers’ association CEOE and by a group of 60 German businesspeople. Mas praised the...

Juan Rosell, Chairman of the CEOE, a few months ago in Barcelona (by ACN)

11 February 2014 09:27 PM

German employers warn against Catalan independence’s “dreadful consequences”

Around 60 German businesspeople working in Catalonia have issued a manifesto against independence from Spain. They warn against “the dreadful consequences” that independence would bring for the Catalan economy. The manifesto...

The Catalan independence flag and a European Union flag at the Catalan Way (by A. Moldes)

10 February 2014 07:37 PM

63% to back independence if Catalonia does not have greater self-government within Spain

The Catalan Centre for Polling (CEO), linked to the Catalan Government, published “an experimental poll” based on 1,830 interviews on 10 different future scenarios, such as an independent Catalonia within the European Union, an...

Francesc Homs on Friday in Madrid's Universidad Autónoma (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

07 February 2014 07:53 PM

Spain’s Constitution reform referendum would not invalidate a previous Catalan self-determination vote

The Catalan Government’s Spokesperson and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs, has highlighted that the results of a self-determination vote in Catalonia would not be invalidated by a secondary vote held at Spanish level....

Francesc Homs in last Tuesday's press conference at the Generalitat Palace, the Catalan Government's headquarters (by R. Garrido)

06 February 2014 03:28 PM

Catalan Government foresees second referendum among all Spaniards to modify Constitution

The Spokesperson of the Catalan Government and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs, stated that the opinion of the Catalan citizens, in the first place, had to be known through a consultation vote. After having achieved this and...

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